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'Stanford Steve' and 'The Bear': Week 1 college football picks, bets, nuggets

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SVP gives his Week 1 winners (2:21)

SVP provides his picks against the spread for Week 1, which includes Georgia Southern vs. LSU, Ole Miss vs. Memphis and Nevada vs. Purdue. (2:21)

College football season is here, which means that it's time for "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris "The Bear" Fallica.

In this file, they break down Week 1 of the season as only they can, offering their top bets, nuggets, games to stay away from and even a 12-team moneyline parlay to jump on.


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No. 14 Utah Utes (-6.5) at BYU Cougars

A home team ... getting points ... what's better than that? The Utes have put together a nice little winning streak in this series, but the Cougars easily could have won a couple of the games. Utah has a lot of national expectations on its shoulders, and I'm not interested in laying almost seven points (which it is in some spots) in a rivalry game where the underdog has covered seven of the last nine meetings, winning three outright. Eliminate a 44-point Utah win in 2011 and the other eight meetings have been decided by a combined 36 points.

Pick: BYU +6.5